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Mediatization of civil society organizations: (De)legitimation of the Swedish Red Cross
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Stockholm Centre for Organizational Research (SCORE). Stockholm School of Economics, Sweden.
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Stockholm Centre for Organizational Research (SCORE). Stockholm School of Economics, Sweden.
2015 (English)In: Journal of Civil Society, ISSN 1744-8689, E-ISSN 1744-8697, Vol. 11, no 3, 227-241 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The article explores how media representations influence ideas about legitimate behaviour within a civil society organization (CSO). We develop understanding of the mediatization of CSOs, and in particular of how media coverage influences internal practices and decision-making. The analysis is based on a case study of the Swedish Red Cross and illustrates how (negative) media exposure influences the conditions for, and behaviour of, a CSO. The findings demonstrate that media constructed a legitimacy crisis and that the organization over time adjusted to the media story to maintain its legitimacy. The findings also suggest that professional communicators play significant roles in carrying and reinforcing ideas within CSOs about the importance of controlling media attention.

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2015. Vol. 11, no 3, 227-241 p.
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civil society, CSO, media, mediatization, legitimation, Swedish Red Cross
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Sociology Economics and Business
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-114483DOI: 10.1080/17448689.2015.1057415OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-114483DiVA: diva2:792709
Available from: 2015-03-04 Created: 2015-03-04 Last updated: 2017-12-04Bibliographically approved

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